Important Convenience Taken for Granted

August 26, 2011

Friday is National Toilet Paper Day, and since every single parcel of Chicago real estate utilizes this necessary commodity, we figured we’d celebrate it in style.

Here are some interesting facts from the Toilet Paper Encyclopedia for you to share with your friends on National Toilet Paper Day:

*The average person will spend three years on the throne over the course of a lifetime. Double that for most dads.

cute baby with toilet paper everywhere*On average, consumers use 8.6 sheets per trip for a total of 57 sheets per day. Annually, that comes out to 20,805 sheets.

*The second most common usage for toilet paper is wiping the nose. The military used toilet paper to camouflage their tanks during the Desert Storm War.

*72 percent of users hang toilet paper with the sheet going over the roll; 28 percent hang it under the roll.

*If stranded on a desert island with only one necessity, 49 percent of Americans would choose to have toilet paper over food.

*Toilet paper is very absorbent and breaks down well in septic systems, but 1-ply breaks down easier than 2-play and is recommended for use in recreational vehicles.

*69 percent of people name toilet paper as the 20th Century “convenience” most taken for granted.

*By Recycling 1 ton of paper you save:

– 17 trees 6,953 gallons of water

– 463 gallons of oil

– 587 pounds of air pollution

– 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space

– 4077 Kilowatt hours of energy

Finally, because every day should be toilet paper day, we leave you with an anonymous Turkish proverb:

“May your life be long and useful like a roll of toilet paper.”

Happy National Toilet Paper Day!

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